Unreal Engine 4 - VFX for Games - Beginner to Intermediate
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Unreal Engine 4 - VFX for Games - Beginner to Intermediate

You will have started your own portfolio of AAA Visual Effects for Games by the end of this course.
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Created by Gabriel Aguiar
Last updated 5/2020
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This course includes
  • 7 hours on-demand video
  • 12 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Assignments
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Create effects for games in Unreal Engine 4 with Niagara.
  • Fundamental concepts about Visual Effects.
  • Creating Textures, Meshes and Shaders for Game VFX.
Course content
Expand all 61 lectures 07:08:20
+ VFX Fundamentals
6 lectures 23:15

Udemy sometimes can only display 720p even though I uploaded the course at 1440p @ 60fps.

So let's see how we can get at least 1080p!

First, let's enable 1080p!
1 question
Type of Effects
06:13
Recap of the Type of Effects
5 questions
Principles of VFX | 5 - Color
08:11
Recap of the Principles of VFX
6 questions
+ Pre-Production
1 lecture 06:47
Pre-Production Overview
06:47
Recap of the Pre-Production
2 questions
+ Setting Up UE4 - Your Workspace
5 lectures 10:56

In case you are going to install Unreal Engine 4, I advise to install the same version as me, so you can have a match of 100% of the settings. 

In case you are going to use a newer version then the one I used, and you don't find something I show along the course, please let me know.

Download & Install Unreal Engine 4
01:43
Creating Your VFX Project
01:15
Quick Unreal Engine 4 Overview
04:30
Cascade VS Niagara
02:57
Activating Niagara
00:31
Recap of Cascade vs Niagara
1 question
+ Sparks - Getting Familiar With Niagara
8 lectures 01:04:43
Niagara Overview
07:49
Niagara Emitter
11:05
Niagara System
08:53
Recap of the Niagara basics
5 questions
Your First Texture
04:19
The idea is to create another variation of the Beam texture. There's no right or wrong, you can even deviate from the instructions. What matters is that you create another Beam texture.
Create another Beam texture
1 question
Additive Material
08:53
Sparks Impact and Improvements
08:50
Gravity and Collisions
03:15

There's 1 file attached that contains my version of this Sparks.

I organized everything nicely so you can have a better look at the small adjustments I made in the end. Mostly changed color intensity.

Enjoy!

Sparks Loop and Niagara Simple Tricks
11:39
Recap of the Sparks chapter
2 questions
+ Area of Effect Attack
19 lectures 02:53:34
References
03:55
Sketching
02:44
AoE Project - Importing and Overview
02:40
Starting the AoE Attack
08:55
Creating a Cylinder Mesh
07:52
Creating a Fire Texture
10:49
The idea is to create another variation of the cylinder texture. Start all over from scratch. There's no right or wrong, you can even deviate from the fiery style we did. What matters is that you create another texture for the cylinder.
Create another Texture for the Cylinder
1 question
Starting the Anticipation
09:07
Starting the Climax
10:04
Fire Impact Texture
09:21
The idea is to create another variation of the impact texture. Start all over from scratch. There's no right or wrong, you can even deviate from the fiery style we did. What matters is that you create another impact texture.
Create another Impact Texture
1 question
Distortion and Dissolve Material
18:20
Adding Color
05:48
Area of Effect Blueprint
05:29
Easy Scale Control
07:03
Easy Color Control
07:00
Shockwaves
10:20
Ground Crack
12:13
Let's practice a bit more texture creation. This time try to create a different ground crack texture. Good luck.
Create a different Crack Texture
1 question
Alpha Blended Material
15:07
Adding a Spiral
14:47

There's 2 files attached that contains my versions of this AoE.

The "VFXGuide_AoE_v1" is the first I made to test a few things and is different than the one we made.
The "VFXGuide_AoE_v2" is the one I used to record all the videos of this chapter.

Enjoy!

Final Touches
12:00
+ Projectiles / Spells
20 lectures 02:21:30
References
02:14
Sketching
03:08
Starting the Projectile, Muzzle and Impact
10:08
Projectile Mesh
04:35
Projectile Trail
04:11
Projectile Texture
09:09
Trail Texture
10:55
Particles
07:04
Easy Color and Scale
12:56
Impact
14:22
Muzzle
05:07
Electric Version Part 1 - Lightning Flipbook
14:40
Electric Version Part 2 - Trail Texture
02:40
Electric Version Part 3 - Projectile Texture
03:33
Electric Version Part 4 - Projectile Mesh
02:46
Electric Version Part 5 - Projectile Capsule Setup
06:28
Electric Version Part 6- Projectile Trail Setup
10:09
Electric Version Part 7 - Final Touches
04:34
Electric Version Part 8 - Impact
06:53

There's 2 files attached that contains my versions of this Projectiles.

The "VFXGuide_Projectile_v1" is the first I made to test a few things and is different than the one we made.
The "VFXGuide_Projectile_v2" is the one I used to record all the videos of this chapter.

Enjoy!

Electric Version Part 9 - Muzzle & Final Touches
05:58
+ Conclusion
1 lecture 02:33
A Few Last Words
02:33
Requirements
  • Unreal Engine: Basic
  • Photoshop: Basic
  • Blender: Basic
  • Graphic Tablet Helps
Description

This course is about the creation of VFX for Games with Niagara in Unreal Engine 4. You'll learn how to create Magic Spells, Fireballs, Special Skills and more effects for games. It will guide you from a Beginner standpoint to an Intermediate level in creating Visual Effects with Unreal Engine 4. It contains the theory, the practice and the techniques you need for your future Visual Effects career.

Who this course is for:
  • VFX Beginner
  • Unreal Engine 4 Beginners
  • Unity Beginners
  • Game Designers
  • Programmers
  • Illustrators
  • 3D Generalists
  • Artists in General